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Library staff nightmare after cleaner rearranges books by size during lockdown

Staff at Newmarket Library, Suffolk, discovered the unexpected update after the building had a deep clean.  The staff  have been left with a nightmare after a cleaner rearranged ALL the books neatly in size order. The well-meaning worker popped back the books after giving them a good wipe down but not quite in the traditional system.

James Powell, of Suffolk Libraries, told the BBC staff “saw the funny side” but added it would take a “bit of time” to correct. He said: “It looks like libraries will be closed for a while so we’ll have plenty of time to sort the books out”, he said.  “It was an honest mistake and just one of those things so we would never want her to feel bad about it.

She wrote: “You think you’re having a bad week? My poor colleague has just been to do her weekly check of the library building.  “The cleaner started deep cleaning the space (so far, so good) and has cleaned the shelves and put 18.5 bays of books back on in size order.”